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We Talk British Dining with Hand Picked Hotels' Group Executive Head Chef

We Talk British Dining with Hand Picked Hotels' Group Executive Head Chef

Group Executive Head Chef, Matthew Ashton, has been working closely with Head Chefs from each hotel to create the latest seasonal menus. He tells us a bit about winter dishes at Hand Picked Hotels.

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Explore Somewhere New

Explore Somewhere New

Make this your year to discover somewhere new. Enjoy the fresh-faced feeling of a day in the countryside or explore one of the UK's beautiful cities.

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Recipe of the month: Superfoods Detox Smoothie

Recipe of the month: Superfoods Detox Smoothie

With the help of our Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy, learn how to create a Superfoods Detox Smoothie at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.

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The Top Things to Tick Off Your Wedding Venue Checklist

The Top Things to Tick Off Your Wedding Venue Checklist

From which questions to ask a wedding venue to what to expect, this month we explore how to choose your perfect wedding venue.

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Why the steam room will help you relax, cleanse and detox

Why the steam room will help you relax, cleanse and detox

One of the best ways to support your body in its attempt to cleanse and detox is with regular sessions in the steam room.

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A refreshing change of scenery

A refreshing change of scenery

Spend a night away with Hand Picked Hotels and unwind in an ideal setting, one which you will leave feeling refreshed and revitalised.

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How to throw a medieval wedding

How to throw a medieval wedding

If you are looking to emulate medieval traditions to give your ceremony and reception its own distinctive charm, Mandy and Mick’s wedding should provide plenty of ideas.

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Why wellness should be at the top of your event agenda

Why wellness should be at the top of your event agenda

Lesley Bacon, our award winning Group Health Club and Spa Manager gives us her top tips on one of the industry’s latest buzz-words.

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North Yorkshire country house wedding

North Yorkshire country house wedding

With award-winning food and impeccable but friendly service, the magnificent Edwardian country house that is Crathorne Hall Hotel proved perfect for Andy and Lucy’s spring wedding.

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The Science Behind Picking the Best Month to Get Married

The Science Behind Picking the Best Month to Get Married

Let Hand Picked Hotels guide you when picking the best month to get married and provide plenty of inspiration for the perfect wedding location in the UK or Channel Islands.

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